You might be thinking to yourself a huge,"WTF
" -- but don't worry! These pies
will knock you and yours off your asses this holiday season
. Your partner will be AMAZED at how unique and wonderful the flavoring is!
So, without further adieu
, I present to you the chile pies
.. starting with my "family's" own rendition of the chess pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter. melted.
Incorporate everything except melted butter
, then add the melted butter in afterwards. This is your base, to which you'll add nuts
For your pie crust
, I've actually had great success
with the simple and indestructable recipe lesterjane
has provided for us on e2
. The two recipes are both 9" pie tin
compatible. (Unlike XP
What? Chile? Oh yeah! So, I personally, being from New Mexico
, go for the very best. Hatch
. You can find both green chile
and red chile
grown and packaged in Hatch
, New Mexico
. Sometimes, you can even find it in your local grocery store
, if not just online. Now that you know what chile to use, you need some amounts..
For the green chile pecan pie
, you will need to add 1/2 cup green chile and 1 cup of pecans to the above chess pie filling
recipe, per 9" pan. It helps if you put a top layer of pecans on this, just like a traditional pecan pie
For the red chile walnut pie
, you will add 1 tablespoon chimayo
(WARNING. DO NOT TOUCH EYES, NOSE, HAVE SEX OR GO TO THE BATHROOM WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY FIRST.)
And 1 cup walnuts.
Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Enjoy!